I know I'm no Paul "Boobie" Constant when it comes to books, being a Tumblr fashion superstar, or a HOT DOG EATING CONTESTANT, but a Kicks Books press release for a Los Angeles-area Kim Fowley reading just landed in my inbox!
KIM VINCENT FOWLEY (born July 21, 1939) is an American record producer, impresario, songwriter, musician, film maker, and radio actor. He has been described as "one of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll" and as "a shadowy cult figure well outside the margins of the mainstream." ...In the first of a three volume “hip pocket paperback” series, Kim Fowley recalls his early days as an unwanted child, as a polio victim (twice), as a teenage hoodlum, as a young cat in the California rock n’ roll scene, and as… a poet.
Lord of Garbage is Fowley's FIRST of three volumes, AKA the Garbage Trilogy; his second book, Planet Pain, is due out next spring. This LA reading on Saturday Oct. 5, 7pm, at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Soap Plant is evidently the official launch of Fowley's first book for Kicks Books; it was actually released back in February of this year. Also coinciding with this year's kick off of Fowley's Kicks Books trilogy are three Norton Records Fowley compilations: One Man's Garbage, Another Man's Gold, and King Of The Creeps.